When I sit to meditate, sometimes it feels like I’m riding a bucking horse...
The horse = all these thoughts flying through my mind fast and wild.
The horse is my mind.
And my mind is doing what minds are supposed to do...think, plan, predict, judge, remember stuff...
All the time.
Sometimes this horse is buck wild.
Sometimes she’s calmer, steadier depending on what’s going on in any given moment.
I don’t need to control this beautiful horse or berate her and try and force her to calm down.
That’s exhausting...and it doesn’t work for me.
Instead I can just get off the horse for a little while and rest in awareness.
I can also be grateful for this horse because she helps me navigate the day.
But I don’t need to be riding her all the damn time.
Knowing I have that choice is liberating. And that’s why I practice.
May you be safe. May you be healthy. May you live with ease.
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